Atlas N C420 Locomotives

ALCO built a total of 131 Century 420 locomotives between 1963 and 1969, when the builder ceased all new locomotive production.

Powered by a 12-cylinder, turbocharged, 2,000-hp 251-series prime mover, the C420’s direct competitor in 1963 was the EMD GP18. In fact, EMD did not offer a 12-cylinder, 2,000-hp prime mover until the GP39 model was produced in 1969. The shorter 12-cylinder engine block allowed the C420 to have its distinctive set-back cab and extended short hood.

The first road to purchase the C420 was the Lehigh & Hudson River, with its first two units built in 1963. The largest fleet was purchased by the Long Island Railroad, with 30 units built between 1963 and 1968. All were equipped with a high short hood which housed a steam generator for passenger service. Over time, the largest fleet of C420s was amassed by the Louisville & Nashville. While only 26 units were purchased new, their total fleet grew to well over 60 units through mergers and acquisitions. The C420 can still be found in daily service today in the US. Currently the largest fleet of C420s is operated by the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad. This run of Atlas C420 Locomotives feature Phase 2 versions, featuring both Low & High Nose models. Early phase 2 locomotives feature phase 1-style walkways/sills with stanchions mounted into the top walkway deck (referred to as “Phase 2a” models). Later phase 2 locomotives feature a revised configuration where the stanchions are mounted to the sides of the sill (referred to as “Phase 2b” models). Phase 2a production ran from December 1964 through September 1965. Phase 2b units were produced from December 1965 through the end of C420 locomotive production in August 1968.

Features:

  • Flat or "step" pilots used where appropriate
  • Long hood with or without dynamic brake used where appropriate
  • 3,100 or 2,400 gallon fuel tank used when appropriate per road name
  • Separately-applied coupler cut levers
  • Painted safety rails
  • Dual flywheels
  • Directional lighting
  • Blackened metal wheels
  • Scale Speed™ motor
  • Factory installed AccuMate® magnetic couplers

DCC OPERATION FEATURES GOLD LOCOMOTIVES ONLY)

  • Supports all DCC-programming modes
  • DCC includes RailCom and RailComPlus, with 14, 28 or 128 speed steps and with
    2-digit and 4-digit addressing.
  • Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.
  • A total of 6 DCC function outputs are available, and all can be function mapped
    (disable, brightness, light effects) individually
  • Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.

ESU LOKSOUND FEATURES (GOLD LOCOMOTIVES ONLY):

  • Over 20 sound effects are available, including engine start-up and shutdown,
    prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor,
    dynamic brakes and more.
  • There are up to 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 userselectable synchronized brake squeals.
  • Manual and Automatic Notching modes with the ability to change modes ”on the
    fly” are provided for true realism.
  • Equipped with ESU’s Exclusive “Full Throttle” features for ultimate realism in
    prototype running.

 

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Silver Item# Road Name Road Number Gold Item#
March 2018
Standard MSRP: $139.95 DCC MSRP: $249.95
N C420 Ph.1 Low Nose Locomotive
40 002 326 Undecorated (w/o nose light, w/ DB)  - -
New Road Numbers!
40 003 996 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Light Gray/Yellow) 407 40 004 018
40 003 997 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Light Gray/Yellow) 410 40 004 019
40 004 000 Lehigh & Hudson River (Blue/Gray/White) 21 40 004 022
40 004 001 Lehigh & Hudson River (Blue/Gray/White) 22 40 004 023
40 004 002 Lehigh Valley (Gray/Yellow) 407 40 004 024
40 004 003 Lehigh Valley (Gray/Yellow) 408 40 004 025
40 004 004 Lehigh Valley (Gray/Yellow) 410 40 004 026
New Paint Schemes!
40 003 998 Delaware & Hudson (Blue/Light Gray/Yellow) 417 40 004 020
40 004 005 Lehigh Valley (Delaware-Lackawanna) (Gray/Yellow) 414 40 004 027
Back by Popular Demand!
40 003 999 Delaware-Lackawanna (White/Black/Gray) 405 40 004 021
N C420 Ph.2B Low Nose Locomotive
40 002 330 Undecorated (w/o nose light, w/ DB) - -
New Paint Schemes!
40 004 006 Delaware & Hudson (Ex LH&R) (Blue/Gray/White) 401 40 004 028
40 004 007 Ohio Central (Maroon/Yellow) 7220 40 004 029
New Road Numbers!
40 004 008 Lehigh & Hudson River (Blue/Gray/White) 24 40 004 030
40 004 009 Monon (Black/Gold) 504 40 004 031
40 004 010 Monon (Black/Gold) 507 40 004 032
40 004 011 Monon (Black/Gold) 510 40 004 033
N C420 Ph.2B High Nose Locomotive
40 002 342 Undecorated (w/o DB) "LIRR Style" - -
New Paint Schemes!
40 004 012 Long Island (Blue/Yellow "As Delivered") 223 40 004 034
40 004 013 Long Island (Blue/Yellow "As Delivered") 224 40 004 035
40 004 014 Long Island (Blue/Yellow "As Delivered") 228 40 004 036
40 004 015 Long Island (Blue/Yellow "Retro") 222 40 004 037
40 004 016 Long Island (Blue/Yellow "Retro") 225 40 004 038
40 004 017 Long Island (Blue/Yellow "Retro") 229 40 004 039
Standard Item# Road Name Road Number DCC Item#
May 2015
Standard MSRP: $129.95 DCC MSRP: $164.95
N C420 Ph.2A Low Nose Locomotive
40 002 326 Undecorated (w/o nose light, w/ DB)  - -
New Paint Scheme!
40 002 327 Seaboard Coast Line*† (Black/Yellow) 1215 40 002 351
40 002 328 Seaboard Coast Line*† (Black/Yellow) 1224 40 002 352
40 002 329 Seaboard Coast Line*† (Black/Yellow) 1236 40 002 353
N C420 Ph.2B Low Nose Locomotive
40 002 330 Undecorated (w/o nose light, w/ DB)  - -
New Road Numbers!
40 002 331 Lehigh & Hudson River† (Gray/Blue) 23 40 002 354
40 002 332 Lehigh & Hudson River† (Gray/Blue) 28 40 002 355
New Paint Schemes!
40 002 333 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic† (Black/Yellow/Red) 365 40 002 356
40 002 334 Guilford (Delaware & Hudson) (Gray/Orange) 420 40 002 357
40 002 335 Tennessee Central (Black/White) 400 40 002 358
40 002 336 Tennessee Central (Black/White) 401 40 002 359
N C420 Ph.2A High Nose Locomotive
40 002 337 Undecorated (w/ DB) - -
New Paint Schemes!
40 002 338 Norfolk & Western† (Black/Yellow) 413 40 002 360
40 002 339 Norfolk & Western† (Black/Yellow) 417 40 002 361
40 002 340 Norfolk & Western (w/NW)† (Black/White) 415 40 002 362
40 002 341 Norfolk & Western (w/NW)† (Black/White) 416 40 002 363
N C420 Ph.2B High Nose Locomotive
40 002 342 Undecorated (w/ DB) - -
New Paint Schemes!
40 002 343 Long Island (Blue/White "Wave") 224 40 002 364
40 002 344 Long Island (Blue/White "Wave") 226 40 002 365
40 002 345  Long Island (Blue/White "Wave") 229 40 002 366
40 002 346 Long Island (Blue/White/Red "Wave") 222 40 002 367
40 002 347 Long Island (Blue/White/Red "Wave") 225 40 002 368
40 002 348 Long Island (Blue/White/Red "Wave") 227 40 002 369
40 002 349 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 1318 40 002 370
40 002 350 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 1319 40 002 371

*CSX Licensed Product †includes dynamic brake detail
Long Island RR models will include AAR trucks

September 2012
Standard MSRP: $129.95 DCC MSRP: $164.95
N C420 Ph.1 Low Nose w/o nose light
40 000 000 Undecorated† - 40 000 100
40 000 330 Delaware & Hudson† (Blue/Yellow) 405 40 000 348
40 000 362 Delaware & Hudson† (Blue/Yellow) 407 40 000 363
40 000 331 Delaware Lackawanna† (Gray/White/Black/Red) 405 40 000 349
40 000 332 Lehigh Valley† (Tuscan/Yellow) 406 40 000 350
40 000 333 Lehigh Valley† (Red/Yellow) 411 40 000 351
N C420 Ph.1 High Nose
40 000 001 Undecorated - 40 000 101
40 000 335 Delaware & Hudson (ex-LI) (Blue/Yellow) 212 40 000 353
40 000 336 Delaware & Hudson (ex-LI) (Blue/Yellow) 214 40 000 354
40 000 337 Delaware & Hudson (ex-LI) (Blue/Yellow) 219 -
40 000 338 Long Island (Blue/Yellow) 201 40 000 355
40 000 339 Long Island (Blue/Yellow) 205 40 000 356
40 000 340 Long Island (Blue/Yellow) 212 -
40 000 341 Long Island (Blue/Yellow) 218 -
40 000 342 NdeM (Dark Green/Red/Yellow) 201 40 000 357
40 000 343 NdeM (Dark Green/Red/Yellow) 220 40 000 358
40 000 344 Roberval & Saguenay (Yellow/Black/Green) 34 40 000 359
40 000 345 Roberval & Saguenay (Yellow/Black/Green) 35 40 000 360
40 000 346 Roberval & Saguenay (Yellow/Black/Green) 39 -
Limited Editions
40 000 334 Buffalo Southern (Green/Yellow) 2010 40 000 352
40 000 347 Vermont Northern (Yellow/Black) 204 40 000 361
†includes dynamic brake detail
October 2010
Standard MSRP: $119.95 DCC MSRP: $154.95
N C420 Ph.2b Locomotive (Low Nose w/o Nose Light)
40 000 004 Undecorated¥ - 40 000 104
40 000 193 Apache Railway¥ (Green/White) 82 40 000 208
40 000 194 Apache Railway¥ (Green/White) 84 40 000 209
40 000 195 Erie Mining¥ (Yellow/Red) 4218 40 000 210
40 000 196 Erie Mining¥ (Yellow/Red) 4219 40 000 211
40 000 197 Erie Mining¥ (Yellow/Red) 7222 40 000 212
Limited Edition!
40 000 198 Green Bay & Western (Red/Black/White) 323 40 000 213
40 000 199 Iowa Interstate (Red/Black/Yellow) 850 40 000 214
N C420 Ph.2b Locomotive (Low Nose w/ Nose Light)
40 000 005 Undecorated - 40 000 105
40 000 200 Louisville & Nashville*(Gray/Yellow) 1306 40 000 215
40 000 201 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 1312 40 000 216
40 000 202 Louisville & Nashville* (Gray/Yellow) 1315 -
N C420 Ph.2b Locomotive High Nose
40 000 006 Undecorated - 40 000 106
40 000 203 Monon (Black/Gold) 501 40 000 217
40 000 204 Monon (Black/Gold) 502 40 000 218
N C420 Ph.2a Locomotive High Nose
40 000 003 Undecorated¥ - 40 000 103
40 000 205 Norfolk & Western¥ (Black/Gold) 413 40 000 219
40 000 206 Norfolk & Western¥ (Black/Gold) 415 40 000 220
40 000 207 Norfolk & Western¥ (Black/Gold) 420 -
*CSX Licensed Product ¥w/Dynamic Brakes
August 2009
Standard MSRP: $119.95 DCC MSRP: $154.95
N C420 Phase 1 Locomotive (Low Nose w/o Nose Light)
New Paint Schemes!
40 000 000 Undecorated w/Dynamic Brakes¥ - 40 000 100
40 000 130 Delaware & Hudson¥
(Blue/Gray/Yellow "Lightning Stripe")
404 40 000 145
40 000 131 Delaware & Hudson¥
(Blue/Gray/Yellow "Lightning Stripe")
408 40 000 146
40 000 132 Delaware & Hudson¥
(Blue/Gray/Yellow "Lightning Stripe")
406 -
40 000 133 Lehigh Valley¥ (Cornell Red/Yellow) 405 40 000 147
40 000 134 Lehigh Valley¥ (Cornell Red/Yellow) 407 40 000 148
40 000 135 Lehigh Valley¥ (Cornell Red/Yellow) 410 -
40 000 136
Norfolk & Western (Black/White) 2578 40 000 149
N C420 Phase 1 Locomotive (High Short Hood)
New Model!
40 000 001 Undecorated w/o Dynamic Brakes - 40 000 101
40 000 137 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 200 40 000 150
40 000 138 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 203 40 000 151
40 000 139 Long Island (Gray/Orange) 221 -
40 000 140 Virginia & Maryland (Maroon/Gold) 200 40 000 152
40 000 141 Virginia & Maryland (Maroon/Gold) 202 40 000 153
40 000 142 Susquehanna (Maroon/Yellow) 2002 40 000 154
40 000 143 Susquehanna (Black/Yellow) 260 40 000 155
40 000 144
Livonia Avon & Lakeville (Black/Yellow) 420 40 000 156
¥Includes dynamic brake detail
September 2008
Standard MSRP: $109.95 DCC MSRP: $139.95
N C420 Phase 2A Locomotive - New Model!
40 000 002 Undecorated¥ Low Nose w/o nose light - 40 000 102
40 000 023 Seaboard Air Line* (Dark Green/Yellow)¥ 111 40 000 119
40 000 024 Seaboard Air Line* (Dark Green/Yellow)¥ 116 40 000 120
40 000 025 Seaboard Air Line* (Dark Green/Yellow)¥ 118 -
N C420 Phase 2B Locomotive - New Model!
40 000 004 Undecorated Low Nose w/o nose light - 40 000 104
40 000 005 Undecorated Low Nose w/ nose light - 40 000 105
40 000 026 British Columbia Railway (Two-Tone Green/Black) 631 40 000 121
40 000 027 British Columbia Railway (Two-Tone Green/Black) 632 40 000 122
40 000 028 Lehigh & Hudson River (Blue/Gray) 26 40 000 123
40 000 029 Lehigh & Hudson River (Blue/Gray) 29 40 000 124
40 000 030 Monon (Black/Gold)‡ 505 40 000 125
40 000 031 Monon (Black/Gold)‡ 506 40 000 126
40 000 032 Monon (Black/Gold)‡ 509 -
40 000 033 Piedmont & Northern* (Black/White) 2000 40 000 127
40 000 034 Piedmont & Northern* (Black/White) 2001 40 000 128
40 000 035 Susquehanna (Black/Yellow)‡ 2000 40 000 129

*CSX Licensed Product ¥Model equipped with dynamic brakes
‡Model includes low nose headlight

N C420 Locomotive Phase 1 Low Nose
40 000 000 Undecorated - 40 000 100
40 000 007 Arkansas & Missouri (Maroon/Yellow) 50 40 000 107
40 000 008 Arkansas & Missouri (Maroon/Yellow) 60 40 000 108
40 000 009 Arkansas & Missouri (Maroon/Yellow) 68 -
40 000 010 Conrail (Blue/White) 2072 40 000 109
40 000 011 Delaware & Hudson
(Solid Blue w/Yellow Stripes)
405 40 000 110
40 000 012 Delaware & Hudson
(Solid Blue w/Yellow Stripes)
411 40 000 111
40 000 013 Delaware & Hudson
(Solid Blue w/Yellow Stripes)
413 -
40 000 014 Lehigh & Hudson River (Grey/Blue) 21 40 000 112
40 000 015 Lehigh & Hudson River (Grey/Blue) 22 40 000 113
40 000 016 Lehigh Valley (Grey/Yellow "as delivered") 409 40 000 114
40 000 017 Lehigh Valley (Grey/Yellow "as delivered") 412 40 000 115
40 000 018 Lehigh Valley (Grey/Yellow "as delivered") 414 -
40 000 019 Louisville & Nashville*
(Solid Grey w/Yellow Lettering)
1300 40 000 116
40 000 020 Louisville & Nashville*
(Solid Grey w/Yellow Lettering)
1302 40 000 117
40 000 021 Louisville & Nashville*
(Solid Grey w/Yellow Lettering)
1301 -
40 000 022 Nickel Plate Road (Black/Yellow) 578 40 000 118